Sponsored by the CIC Materials Chemistry Division
The Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry is presented to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has made an outstanding contribution to materials chemistry while working in Canada.
The 2023 winner of the Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry is:
Pavle V. Radovanovic, MCIC
University of Waterloo
Pavle Radovanovic received his Dipl. Chem. degree (B.Sc. equivalent) in Chemistry from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, his M.Sc. degree from Georgetown University, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle. Following his graduate studies, he carried out his postdoctoral research at Harvard University. He subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Waterloo, where he is now a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry.
Radovanovic’s research program focuses on the design, physical and chemical properties, and novel applications of multifunctional low-dimensional inorganic and hybrid materials. His research relies on a unique combination of optical, magneto-optical, and magnetic techniques, together with theoretical modelling, to investigate quantitatively the property-property correlations in nanostructured materials. This research aims to elucidate fundamental principles governing the coexistence of and interactions between different degrees of freedom, leading to possible applications in quantum technologies, photonics, and photocatalysis. His work has been recognized by a number of honours and awards, including 2019 Keith Laidler Award (CSC), Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award (NSERC), Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, Early Researcher Award (Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation), and Mobility Award (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He is an elected Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials, and was a Visiting Professor at the University of California-Berkeley.